Definition of Omega-6
1. Noun. A polyunsaturated fatty acid whose carbon chain has its first double valence bond six carbons from the beginning.
Generic synonyms: Polyunsaturated Fatty Acid
Specialized synonyms: Linolenic Acid
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Literary usage of Omega-6
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1. Second Report of the Expert Panel on Detection, Evaluation, and Treatment of ...by Scott M. Grundy by Scott M. Grundy (1997)
"The major omega-6 fatty acid is linoleic acid. Substitution of foods rich in linoleic acid for those high in saturated fats results in a fall in LDL- ..."
2. Nutrient Composition of Rations for Short-term, High-intensity Combat Operations by Fnb, Institute of Medicine (U. S.), High-stress Situations, Committee on Military Nutrition Research, National Academy of Sciences (2005)
"Rationale for Type of Fat The polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) omega-6 (n-6) and omega-3 (n-3) are essential in the human diet. The ration should contain, ..."
3. The Americana: A Universal Reference Library, Comprising the Arts and ...edited by Frederick Converse Beach, George Edwin Rines edited by Frederick Converse Beach, George Edwin Rines (1912)
"Omega, 6-me'ga or 6-meg'a, the last letter of the Greek alphabet; hence, figuratively speaking, the end or last of anything. See ALPHA. ..."
4. Report Of The Expert Panel On Population Strategies For Blood Cholesterol by DIANE Publishing Company (1996)
"PUFA can provide up to, but no more than, 10 percent of total calories. The average intake of omega-6 PUFA in the American diet is about 7 percent of total ..."